In college classes various books are assigned. It is not uncommon for a professor to expect a number of chapters to be digested in a day or two. We manage to do it. We put in the time it takes. We want to understand the material and get the grade in the class. We’ve all done it, even though we may be well past that routine. Our academic and even entertainment reading is good, but it also must be balanced with the Scripture. With everything else we have to do we sometimes find it hard to give time to God’s word. Besides He isn’t standing over us like a college professor. Yet it is only Scripture that balances all else that we read. It is only Scripture that corrects the errors we read elsewhere. Books can be very helpful, but only one book is the guide for discerning truth and error in all the rest. Solomon had access to all that the world had to give, yet he found only one source of true wisdom. “The words of the wise are like goads, their collected sayings like firmly embedded nails—given by one Shepherd.”(Ecclesiastes 12:11) The words of our Lord are those “firmly embedded nails”.